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Re: alt tag for blank gif

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 11:40:42 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Fox, Jamie" <Jamie.Fox@USMint.Treas.Gov>
cc: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0106291139300.25906-100000@tux.w3.org>
In principle either should be fine. In practice there are usability questions
that can arise - some browsers give a tool tip for one but not the other,
some screen readers try to add something for one but not the other, etc.

There are several threads on this list discussing the same issue.


Charles McCN

On Fri, 29 Jun 2001, Fox, Jamie wrote:

  This may be a silly question but we've run multilple validators against our
  site.  My question is with an alt tag for a blank, clear or empty image.
  Different validators give a different result.  Should we use " " or "".  For
  the non sited that is Quote Space Quote or Quote Quote.


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